UWindsor biologist to address Earth Day dinner

UWindsor biology professor and award-winning cancer researcher Lisa Porter is the featured guest of the eighth annual Earth Day Dinner, a fundraising event for Canada South Science City, on Wednesday, April 17.

In her talk, Living Forever: Stem Cells and Cancer—How are they Linked?, Dr. Porter will discuss what stem cells are, how they are involved in cancer, and what that means for future treatments.

Porter is the scientific director of the Windsor Cancer Research Group and the recipient of a new Innovation Grant of over $185,000 from the Canadian Cancer Society to help fund her research into cancerous brain tumours.

Canada South Science City is an interactive, hands-on centre, dedicated to advancing public understanding and appreciation of science.

The dinner, co-sponsored by the UWindsor Faculty of Science, starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue. Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight—a portion is a tax-deductible donation. For tickets or more information, call the science centre at 519-973-3667.